Programme

Timings are in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

  1. Welcome and introduction

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  2. Session 1: Updates from the EPA
  3.  

    Moderator: Seth Goldberg, Partner, Steptoe

    Seth Goldberg Seth Goldberg
    Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  4. The EPA’s 2022 priorities, continued Covid-19 response efforts and lessons learned

    • Overview and scope of the US EPA’s Antimicrobials Division activities
    • Priorities for 2022
    Anita Pease Anita Pease
    Director, Antimicrobials Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA
  5. Covid-19 Lessons: EPA PPDC’s emerging pathogens work group recommendations and next steps

    • Covid timeline and response
    • Introduction to EPA Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) and work group charge
    • Work group recommendations and status of implementation
    • Future of work group and next steps
    Rhonda Jones Rhonda Jones
    Chief Executive Officer, Scientific & Regulatory Consultants, Inc
  6. EPA efforts to regulate antimicrobial devices

    Diane Isbell, Ombudsman/Senior Advisor, Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, US Environmental Protection Agency

  7. TSCA updates: Civil enforcement priorities

    • Introduction 
    • Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance National Program Guidance (NPG) 
    • Enforcement focus areas 
    • New TSCA regulations and significant case highlights 
    James Miles James Miles
    Chief of the Chemical Risk and Reporting Enforcement Branch (CRREB), Office of Civil Enforcement, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, US Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Q&A and panel discussion

  9. Networking and break

  10. Session 2: Updates from US industry
  11.  

    Moderator: Seth Goldberg, Partner, Steptoe

    Seth Goldberg Seth Goldberg
    Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  12. Environmental assessments of material preservatives

    John Hebert, Branch Chief, Regulatory Management Branch 1, Office of Pesticide Programs, US Environmental Protection Agency 

    and from the registrants’ perspective 

    Copper in antifouling – an industry perspective on regulations and supporting data over 25 years  

    • How it is made and how it performs 
    • Environmental advantages, risks and data 
    • Regulatory actions globally and in the USA 
    • Supportive outcomes 
    Neal Blossom Neal Blossom
    Director of Quality Assurance and Global Regulatory Affairs, American Chemet Corporation, Chairman of the American Chemistry Council Copper Antimicrobial Task Force
  13. Steps the Household and Commercial Products Association (HCPA) and its members have taken to enhance public health during the pandemic

    Steven Bennett Steven Bennett
    Senior Vice President of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Household and Commercial Products Association
  14. Responsible disinfecting during a pandemic and beyond

    • Avoiding hygiene theatre 
    • Protecting frontline workers  
    • Safer disinfecting chemicals 
    • Green Seal’s Safer Cleaning and Disinfecting Guide  
    Nina Hwang Nina Hwang
    Lead Environmental Scientist, Green Seal Inc
  15. Supply chain issues in the biocidal industry

    • Chemical supply chain 
      • the issue and its consequences   
    • Industry efforts to address supply disruptions  
    • Regulatory efforts 
      • with the antimicrobial division   
      • trades  
    • Conclusion 
      • lessons learned 
    Adrian Krygsman Adrian Krygsman
    Director, Product Registration, Troy Corporation
  16. Q&A and panel discussion: What are possible solutions to supply chain issues on public policy and industry in the wake of Covid-19, weather events, geopolitical pressures, and environmental issues?

  17. Networking and break

  18. Session 3: Efficacy updates
  19.  

    Moderator: Dave Dillon, Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch, UK

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  20. Interim protocols and guidance for residual claims

    • Residual disinfection claims  
    • Supplemental residual antimicrobial products  
    • Durability component of testing  
    • Public comments  
    • Next steps  
    Tajah Blackburn Tajah Blackburn
    Senior Scientist, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  21. Developments on a draft standard test method for quantitatively evaluating the efficacy of disinfectants on hard surfaces

    Rebecca Pines Rebecca Pines
    Team Leader, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  22. The latest efficacy testing developments, requirements and technologies: Quantitative towelette method, ESS guidance, soft surface disinfection, and more

    • Quantitative towelette method
      • description, status, next steps
    • ESS guidance
      • description, status, next steps
    • Soft surface disinfection
      • description, status, next steps
    • Quick updates on upcoming changes for:
      • virucidal disinfection
      • C. auris disinfection
      • air treatment
    Rhonda Jones Rhonda Jones
    Chief Executive Officer, Scientific & Regulatory Consultants, Inc
  23. Q&A and panel discussion

  24. End of day 1

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